The Rules - Must be 18 years of age to enter. Contestants may not touch hot dogs until the starting signal. Only entire hot dogs eaten will be counted (an entire hot dog includes the bun) Contestants will have 8 minutes to down all the hot dogs they can handle. Contestants may drink (non -alcoholic) beverages of their choice while eating their hot dogs. Buns and hot dogs may be separated, dunked or mangled. All portions of the hot dog (including bun) must be eaten. When the 10 minute time limit is up contestants may not put any additional hot dog or buns in their mouths. They will have 20 seconds to swallow what is in their mouths. Any contents remaining in the contestant's mouths at the end of 20 seconds will not be counted. Partially eaten hot dogs will not be counted. Visible signs of sickness will result in disqualification. Ties will be decided by an “eat off”
All Registrants must read and sign this waiver before entering. I know that eating large amounts of hot dogs is a potentially hazardous and an uncomfortable activity. I should not enter and eat unless I am medically capable. I realize that this is all in good fun, and possibly bad taste, but I agree to be a good sport. I agree to abide by any decision of the contest officials and all of the contest rules. I assume all risks associated with eating in this type of event include, but not limited to, indigestion, that stuffed feeling, contact with other contestants, a general dislike for hot dogs after I am done. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of you accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release The Town of Estill SC and the contest organizers from all claims of liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event.